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  1. #1
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    Embroidery on velvet

    I have a very large but open density design to apply to velvet. Should I digitize a back fill layer in the same color as the velvet before the actual design to compensate for the nap of the fabric. I don't feel safe using Solvy on top - it might stick to the nap.

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    As long as you don't use water or anything wet, the solvy won't dissolve and stick.

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    You can test on a scrap of similar fabric. There is a lot of washable velvet out there. It may not be an issue.

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    We embroider on velvet a lot. As Judy suggests, first, will this be washed? We usually lay in a layer of Solvy, followed by a very low-density (60) fill running in the opposite direction as the final fill. This keeps the Solvy in place and provides a bit of pull compensation. Our final fill is usually 4-5 in density. What do you mean by "open density?" Most of what we embroider will be dry cleaned, even when we use a washable velvet, because our designs are quite elaborate and extensive.

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